Corporate Social Responsibility
At Rivera Publications, we are committed to increase the value of scientific research and to make it freely accessible to the public community beyond social and economic barriers. In this 21st century, where the information is freely accessible on the internet, our aim is to upscale our publishing model to ensure that the valuable contribution of the scholars does not go unrecognized. That said, we are adamant on driving the cost of publishing down and increasing the dissemination of the scholarly information through internet.
We work solely to drive the cost of open access publishing to minimum, while maintaining the quality and integrity of a standard review process.
At Rivera, we are stringent on exercising scholarly open access model by:
Journals published by Rivera Publications aim at disseminating research on a global level. To achieve this, we make sure that all articles undergo rigorous peer review prior to their publication in our journals.
Reviewers are selected from the worldwide research community following a thorough scrutinization. Unbiased consideration is given to all submitted manuscripts regardless of the authors' race, gender, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, political philosophy, sexual orientation, age or reputation.
Invitation to Referee a Manuscript
All publications in our journals undergo double-blind peer review process, where authors and reviewers remain anonymous to each other. Reviewers should consider any potential conflict of interest before agreeing to referee a manuscript and should contact the editorial office to declare such conflicts, such as:
Reviews and Anonymity
Reviews submitted on the manuscript are sent to the authors along with the Editor's decision letter. The reviews are sent only after stripping off any information that inadvertently reveal reviewer's identity. However, at times, the reviews may undergo minor editing for clarity or to remove typographical errors.
Reviewer identity is kept anonymous from the authors; however, the same may be disclosed to journal Editors. Similarly, author identity is not shared with the reviewers throughout the review process.
All articles published in our journals are open access and are immediately available online upon publication.
Thus, our journals differ from standard journals fundamentally because articles are not published behind subscription paywalls and are therefore accessible to anyone with an internet connection. We do not have a print version and instead publish articles in a continuous format online. To make up for the costs of publishing we ask authors to pay an article processing charge (APC) if their article is accepted. It is free to submit, and the charge is used to cover the cost of publishing, including peer review, hosting the article online, and liaison with abstracting and indexing services and customer services.
We ask authors to pay an article processing charge to cover the costs we incur in preparing their article for publication. However, we understand that not all authors have grants which fund the publication of all, or even part of the publishing fee, and this is why we operate a ‘pay what you can afford’ model.
This means that if your article is accepted we will ask you to tell us how much you are able to pay.
We will still publish articles from authors for free who do not have access to funding, as long as their work passes the peer review process.
In this way, we can carry on publishing research from low and middle-income countries and from authors who have little or no funding, but those authors who have access to funds for publication are able to pay for the professional publishing services they have received.
The current Article Processing Charges (APC) for our journals:
|Journal||Article Processing Charge|
|Annals of Cardiology||USD 495|
|Cancer Studies||USD 450|
|Clinical & Medical Cases||USD 295|
|Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity||USD 450|
|Gender and Women's Studies||USD 395|
|Interdisciplinary Education and Psychology||USD 450|
|Media and Popular Culture||USD 395|
|Oral Health and Dental Studies||USD 495|
|Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation||USD 450|
|Walk: Postcolonial, Migration and Diaspora Studies||USD 350|
At present, the research community is flooded with numerous open access publishers. Then again, the question remains: Why is there a need for a new open access publisher?
In this fast-paced world, where people are engaged in doing momentous things, we consider our role crucial to publish their findings and deliver the research to widest possible audience. While there are some big players in this industry, offering some of the best features and robust customer service, the charges are too high, especially for authors belonging to developing countries. Similarly, there are publishers who—with low article processing charges—claim to offer a transparent and quick review process, but are questionable on some or the other grounds. Thus, in order to minimize the cost of publishing, while maintaining the review quality, we have designed our open access model in such a way so as to allow authors—with limited funding—publish and share their research with the audience it deserves.
At Rivera, we aim to publish knowledge efficiently. Our Editors who run the review process will give you a fair and constructive feedback. With our devoted team of editorial staff and deep industry expertise, we aim to significantly contribute to this industry and to the scientific community, while providing authors a unique publishing experience at a very affordable cost.
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